University president faced with arrest resigns
The interim president of Puerto Rico’s largest public university has resigned just hours before she was ordered to end a student strike or face jail time. Nivia Fernandez stepped down on Tuesday along with three members of the board of governors of the University of Puerto Rico. A judge on Monday had threatened to arrest Fernandez if she did not present a plan to reopen the university. Students shuttered the university nearly two months ago to protest $450 million in proposed budget cuts sought by a federal control board.